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7 Best Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta

Losing a loved one is an unspeakable tragedy, especially if their death was due to another person’s carelessness. If you believe a family member has suffered an untimely, tragic, and wrongful death, you will likely want to speak with a wrongful death lawyer.

But we understand that searching for the best wrongful death lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia, might be too much to handle after such a traumatic loss.

After all, there is no instruction manual for what to do after a tragic loss.

One strategy for finding a wrongful death lawyer is to search internet lists and rankings, but many of these lists are paid advertisements. They do not guarantee the quality of representation or the attorney’s experience. So, how can you find someone you can trust?

To help you find the best possible representation for your wrongful death claims, the MG Law team has compiled a list of our top picks to help you find the best Atlanta wrongful death attorneys.

How Can You Find the Best Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys?

We are lawyers focused on serving the community, and we put our relationship with the citizens of Atlanta ahead of our self-interest. After all, we may not be able to serve your exact needs, but as your friends and neighbors, we can share the information of someone who can help. 

At MG Law, we set ourselves apart through our skill and winning record at the negotiating table and in court. But the truth is there are a number of excellent wrongful death attorneys. We would love to be able to help you, but if we cannot, we would also love to help connect you to the right attorney. To help you find the best representation for your needs, here is our list of some of the top Atlanta wrongful death law firms.

Our Picks for the Best Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers

Michael Geoffroy – MG Law

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MG Law founder Michael Geoffroy is a committed member of the Atlanta community and has focused his practice on personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Michael’s dedication to his clients has earned him a spot on the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 ranking of trial lawyers and recognition as a Georgia Super Lawyer.

When choosing between Atlanta wrongful death law firms, you want to work with lawyers with a reputation for compassion and prioritizing your interests. 

Michael represents that description perfectly, and he can represent you, too. Michael and the entire MG Law team are available to assess your case. While pursuing a wrongful death case will not bring back your loved one, obtaining the compensation you deserve can help you achieve a sense of closure and justice. Please contact us online or phone our Atlanta office and get in touch.


Matthew B. Stoddard – The Stoddard Firm

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Matt Stoddard is an experienced wrongful death lawyer whose practice covers the entire Atlanta metro area.

He began his career defending companies against wrongful death lawsuits.

That experience gives him excellent insight into the tricks defendants use to try and avoid liability. 

For over a decade, Matt has represented families of those wrongfully killed and those harmed by personal and catastrophic injuries. 

He has successfully recovered millions in compensation for his clients.


Matt Wetherington – Wetherington Law Firm, P.C.

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Wrongful death suits can mean high-stakes litigation, and Matt Wetherington has built his practice on his fight for justice for the families of those wrongfully killed.

As an experienced civil trial attorney, Matt represents his client’s interests from the moment he meets them until well after the lawsuit has wrapped up.

In fact, Matt was so inspired by his work with the family of a young man killed in an accident caused by a defective tire that he now maintains the largest database of recalled tires in the world to help protect drivers.

Matt has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2016 to 2023.


Darren Tobin – Tobin Injury Law

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Darren Tobin believes that what you know and who you know matters when approaching wrongful death litigation.

He leverages his skills and relationships in negotiating wrongful death settlements and taking cases to trial.

Darren focuses on compassionate representation and uses his background in family law and civil litigation to help you achieve the results you want in your wrongful death case.

As a transplant to Georgia who now calls the Peach State home, he works closely with families from the Atlanta area who have lost a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of a third party. 


James (Jay) Sadd – Slappey & Sadd LLC

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For over 30 years, Jay Sadd has been helping families obtain justice and compensation after a loved one’s wrongful death.

Jay’s practice spans every federal and state court in Georgia and beyond, giving him the skills to represent Georgia families regardless of where the tragedy happened.

Beyond his success in the courtroom, Jay has devoted countless hours to pro bono work and representing the neediest families in Georgia and his native West Virginia.

Jay is a compassionate and experienced trial lawyer unafraid to take your case to court.


Joseph Wilson – Wilson Rowley

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Joseph Wilson is a premier trial attorney whose skills and large verdicts have earned him a place on the podium for countless awards.

He has been recognized as a top 40 lawyer under 40 by National Trial Lawyers, was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star for multiple years, and has established himself as an elite trial lawyer, serving as lead counsel in 25+ jury trials.

Joe’s practice centers on representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death.

Joe has deep roots in the Atlanta community, where he lives with his family.

If you have concerns that your case may require you to go to a trial, Joe has the courtroom experience to help achieve your desired outcome. 


Honorable Mention: Drew Ashby – Ashby Thelen Lowry

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Drew Ashby is a skilled catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death lawyer serving Atlanta and beyond.

From his office in Marietta, Drew tackles some of the most challenging cases, routinely winning seven-, eight-, and even nine-figure verdicts for his clients.

Drew has particular expertise in cases involving defective products that cause catastrophic injury and death.

In addition to securing compensation for his clients, his work has caused at least four manufacturers to issue recalls to help ensure that no other family will have to bear the grief and loss his clients have endured.


The MG Law Difference

The lawyers of MG Law are aggressive professionals who know how to get the job done. Our legal team believes that we can serve you well and can get you the best outcome for your wrongful death case. But we recognize that not everyone will choose us, and hope the list helped. Please don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can assist you.

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Michael Geoffroy’s law practice focuses on auto collisions, premises liability, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury. He stands up for the cause of justice throughout Georgia and on behalf of his clients every day. He is a leader in both the courtroom and the community, having been recognized numerous times for his involvement in each.